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December, 2017 - Issue #159
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Create Accountability & Set Goals
Accountability is one of the best ways to stay on track with your fitness goals. Schedule appointments with a trainer or sign up for a series of classes you can't miss. In order to change, we must change our habits and our mindset. It's human nature to stay comfortable - which means we will easily talk ourselves out of most goals we set. Fitting in workouts or taking time to ensure you're eating healthy takes effort, like learning a new skill.

The most successful people have intrinsic and extrinsic goals. Intrinsic goals are a deep-rooted desire or need to improve your health and fitness. Perhaps high cholesterol or the concern of genetic predispositions are at play. Extrinsic is the fun and fluffy goal; looking hot on a vacation, fitting in your favorite jeans or keeping up with friends on a run or fitness class.

Figure out which time frame will be the most realistic to fit in exercise. If you're a busy mom, early mornings might be a reliable time. Change your mindset to believing every effort counts. Your health and fitness is like a savings account. Every effort counts, whether it's a penny investment or a thousand dollars. So get it in when and wherever you can!

The Paseo Club has so many options, it's a no-fail solution. If you like the energy of groups, inspiring music and a fast pace, you can jump into a class or a group training season. If you like the one-on-one attention and a pace to meet your needs, then personal training is a great option. The Paseo Club offers everything: traditional strength and conditioning, Pilates reformers, yoga, exercise therapy and even swimming and tennis. Plus, the whole family is happy at Paseo, so you can check your kids into their kids' corner and know you're all having a great time.
The Paseo Club 257-0044

Get to Know Mend Cryotherapy
Mend Cryotherapy offers many different recovery modalities to keep you feeling great during this busy time. Whole body cryotherapy can help reduce pain and inflammation while increasing circulation and burning 500 to 800 calories. In just three minutes, you can leave feeling totally rejuvenated and ready to fight the crowds at the mall. After an intense workout or a long day on your feet holiday shopping, NormaTec compression therapy can get your legs, hips and arms feeling good as new in 30 minutes. Their far infrared sauna will help flush out toxins and speed recovery if you are feeling sick. In addition to detoxifying the body, the sauna helps relieve joint and muscle pain. The infrared sauna also includes chromotherapy, or light therapy, which provides a multitude of benefits from collagen production and increased circulation to fighting infection. If you are feeling overwhelmed, or just want to look your best for all those holiday pictures, try their signature cryogenic facials. Their estheticians offer several different facials using all-organic, locally-sourced plant-based products. It is then followed with direct cryotherapy on the face to help reduce inflammation and pore size and to help tighten the skin. Take 20 percent off any service with mention of Inside SCV.
Mend Cryotherapy 294-7898

Stay "Motivated" During the Holidays
Motivate has so many daily class times available for early birds as well as evening warriors - there's a class that fits in your schedule! They even have express lunch classes that can help you pack it all in during your lunch break. With so many options, it's hard to miss a workout - especially when you can check out the most current schedule on the Motivate App so you can plan your week or even your month, all at once.

Pro tip: Pre-book your class! It's so hard to find time for yourself during the holidays - but if you set that appointment for yourself, you'll go. Treat your fitness class like a doctors appointment, book it and show up. They'll take care of the rest - and get you in and out in 45 minutes. Motivate's classes pack in all elements of fitness: cardio, strength, core, flexibility and fun. You will leave empowered and ready to tackle the rest of your to-do's. (If one of them is shopping for gifts, do that while you're at Motivate, too. They offer gift cards! Call for details on holiday specials.).
Motivate 713-8099

Fuel your Busy Holiday Season & Look Good Doing It
So many of us push through our busiest days with the "help" of fast food, candy or, even worse, awful-for-you energy drinks. It gives us what we think we need in the moment - a quick kick in the rear and the fuel to keep going... for a little bit. Not long after, the crash comes - and we either repeat the cycle or crumble onto the couch, declaring ourselves "done" with the day. Either way, we feel bloated, tired and... kind of gross.
It doesn't have to be this way! Plate Therapy clients tell a different story - one that ends the day with a massive boost in sustained energy, weight loss, clearer skin and the sensation that only comes with vibrant health. It's said that you are what you eat - and when you eat Plate Therapy, you're organic/sustainable, as well as gluten/dairy/sugar/artificial-anything free! The fresh, locally-crafted individual meals gift you with convenience while nourishing every cell with each chef-created bite.

Plate Therapy's delicious meals can be dropped off to your house or picked up by weekly order, or try their a la carte Grab & Go option. Swing by their commercial kitchen in Valencia and snag a few days worth of meals to try. You'll feel the difference with every taste of Plate Therapy's gourmet convenience. They also have gift cards for the gift of health this holiday season.
www.platetherapy.com

What it's Like to get Drenched
"OMG... Drenched is amazing! Angela, the owner, is warm and welcoming, non-judgmental and positive. She really cares about her clients and the feeling is like family. Besides that, Angela really rocks! Be assured you will work your body and Angela will make it all fun. She will motivate you to reach limits you didn't think possible and all the while you will move to rockin' upbeat music and work your body into the beautiful creation you want - and that it's meant to be." Joanne B. of Santa Clarita via Yelp.com (Edited for formatting.)
Drenched 713-2601
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